We will not have star shows in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium this week as we upgrade our star projector. Our stars will be two times brighter when we reopen our star shows on Saturday, September 23.

SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER

Regular Hours: 

Monday – Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Locations:

Main Building

5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

At Clayton Avenue in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110

General admission is always free. Buy tickets or become a member to enhance your experience.

Special Exhibitions

The Discovery of King Tut

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Now Open

Walk in the footsteps of archaeologist Howard Carter and experience the tomb of  King Tutankhamun and all its treasure as they were at the moment of discovery. The special exhibition will feature a total of 1,000 breathtaking recreations that were scientifically and expertly hand-crafted over five years by leading Egyptian artisans.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

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Landing April 14, 2018

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia, the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth, as well as more than 20 one-of-a-kind artifacts from the historic mission are coming to the Saint Louis Science Center. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, will open on April 14, 2018. 

Events

Science Uncorked

Science Uncorked

POSTPONED
New Date and Time Coming Soon

Explore the chemistry and science behind the entire winemaking and distilling process. This event features 70+ wine and spirit tastings, small plates, science demonstrations, live music and more!

Amazon Adventure Opens!

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Friday, September 22

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s.

SCIFEST: Rock, Fossil, Quake

SciFest STL

Sunday, September 23,
from 9:30 to 4:30 pm

Rock, Fossil, Quake offers a unique opportunity to learn about the Earth Sciences. Come experience and learn the current research in seismology, geology, and paleontology in one convenient location!

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Ecology and Environment

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Discovery Room

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James S. McDonnell Planetarium

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Makerspace

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Life Science Lab

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Experience Flight Simulators

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Amazing Science Demonstrations

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Experience Energy

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Mission: Mars

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Dig Site

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Structures

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